Lawrence alma tadema 1870 (2)
Lawrence alma tadema 1870 (2)
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM RA
(1836-1912)

Died aged c. 76

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (/ˈælmə ˈtædᵻmə/; born Lourens Alma Tadema [ˈlʌurəns ˈɑlmaː ˈtaːdəˌmaː]; 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Lawrence Alma-Tadema blue plaque
Spudgun67 on Flickr
Photo of Lawrence Alma-Tadema black plaque
JohnBoers on Wikimedia Commons

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM 1836-1912 painter lived here 1886-1912

44 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where he lived (1886-1912)

Sir Lourens Alma-Tadema born in this house buried in St Pauls Cathedral London 1836-1912. A great painter, a brave worker, a strong friend. Een groot Nederlander kunst vorst en kunst kenner aller kunst en aren vriend allen die scheiden en stryden en nyden dat zyn de kleenen groote zielen vereenen

Dûbelestreek 2, Dronrijp, Netherlands where he was born (1836)